Dairy-Free Mint-Chip Ice Cream Recipe!

Everyone needs a good dairy-free ice cream base recipe in their tool-box. If you’re allergic to dairy, it’s probably never been easy for you to have social gatherings without having to carefully watch what you eat. Try this easy base recipe and add in whatever other flavors and herbs you desire. If mint isn’t your thing, swap it out for something else. On a side and non-vegan ice cream note, if you do eat eggs and you have an ice cream maker, adding a few yolks to this recipe will make it extra rich and creamy and of course adds more healthy fats. With or without the yolks though, this recipe is a crowd pleaser even for dairy lovers.


  • 1 cup cashews, soaked and rinsed
  • 2 cups fresh local mint *mine was from Maui as that’s where we were at the time
  • 3 tbsp. lucuma
  • 2 tbsp. tocotrienols
  • 1 tsp maca
  • 1 tsp mesquite
  • 5 tbsp honey, maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup cacao nibs (or more if you like)

Instructions: Without an ice cream maker –┬áPlace all ingredients in the food processor and mix until you reach a thick, creamy, consistency. It should be kind of doughy. Pour in the cacao nibs and mix by hand.

With an ice cream maker – Blend all of your ingredients together in a Vitamix or high powered blender and then put in your ice cream maker and set it for 25-45 minutes depending on how your ice cream maker works.


Sheleana Aiyana

Sheleana is passionate about getting back to nature through real food and empowering women to walk the feminine path of self-care and deep self-awareness. She's a birth doula in Vancouver, BC where she lives with her partner. She's an avid reader, intuitive culinary goddess and cat lady in the making.

Their life together is centered around real, whole food living without restricting oneself to dietary labels or dogmas. Sheleana believes resetting the body through cleansing is one tool for spiritual awakening in a time where we've slipped so far away from what real food truly means. Her hopes are that through this channel, more people can find what eating path suits their beliefs and bodies best, while honoring the laws of nature and themselves.